Internet Marketing for the 21st Century is an evergreen niche and many people (including me:-) consider it to be the best niche to be involved with, period. Affiliate marketing is the core subject relating to IM and this is because there is a lot of money to be made involving this subject. The umbrella term Internet Marketing has many sub categories but the main one is indeed affiliate marketing. For the uninitiated this is where you earn commission by promoting products that other persons or companies own.
Commission percentages are usually very high, from 25% up to 100%. But how can they give away 100%, where is the profit for the person that owns the product? Quite simply they earn their money from back-end sales. In some cases this can dwarf the 100% of the sale price that the affiliate earns. It is a win-win situation for the product owner and affiliate alike. One of the biggest online retailers for affiliates is Clickbank. Clickbank boasts of having over 6 million unique products to reach 200 million customers around the world. It is free to join for affiliates and has a plethora of tools to assist one to promote their products. There are other websites similar to clickbank but clickbank is the world`s largest provider of digital products so is a good to place to start if you are new to internet marketing :-).
Email marketing and Social Media Marketing are two other niches that are very popular simply because potentially they can earn you money. With email marketing you send a broadcast email to people on a list promoting either your own product or someone elses that you are an affiliate for. The key to this is selecting lists that are relevant to the subject matter you are promoting, this is known as targetted marketing which can be very successful. The most successful marketers are ones that build solid relationships with their customers so it should always be your goal to to try to build these relationships with your customers. Internet marketing for the 21st Century can be profitable but also very satisfying when you help others achieve their goals too. Please see our related post – affiliate marketing in the 21st Century.